Here you can post on Economics.
Here you can post on Economics.
Is economics a good course?
i mean financially....=P
im finding other routes than JPA...in case (touchwood)
to me, a good course will be a course that can guarantee you a secure job. and one of them is becoming a doctor. that's why you see so many people wanting to become doctors. this is one of the reason. can you secure a job with a degree in economics? i'm not sure. i think you have to be outstanding if you want to be successful. BUT if you really like economics, just go for it. just like being an artist, the pay isn't good but at least you enjoy it. i think if you enjoy it, subsequently you will do well in it (i hope)
To me, a good course is not just something that would 'guarantee a secure job' and probably earn you lots of moolah along the way. Ask yourself: What do you want when you grow up? Lots of money? A corporate career? A slightly alternative career? Indulging in your interests? Therefore, to me, money ain't everything here. Research the fields that you find your interests in, ask people who have done it before, look through the course syllabus offered by different unis, then make your comparison between what courses to take.
A university education is not just about getting that piece of paper at the end of the 3 or 4 years - it's about how you grow as a person at the end of your university life. Choose something you'd enjoy, not just something that will 'secure' you lots of money in the future. This is what I've observed about a lot of people in ReCom.
Then again, one man's meat is another man's poison.
Economics is a good route in a sense that (at least this is my guess) it's a more academic field of study as compared to say business or finance. Admittedly, I don't know much about the field of economics but the following webbies might give you a clearer view:
i think economics is a good course,if u mean in securing jobs..i see companies offering vacancies for ppl with econs degree every day...besides,if u love maths,i feel it's a good field to go into...u'll do maths and statistics all the time...besides,if u decide to switch to the finance side,u can take up CFA later..it's pretty flexible..
just my two cents worth!
Well, I kinda agree and it always depends on how you define "good course". No doubt that the degree wil be kinda normal, but placement rate is usually high. You won't normally go starving with your econs degree. Chill out!
May God bless you.
I think it depends on which university you're going to enter. Like for me, I 'd applied econs for the universities in UK. If you get to enter LSE , for example, i think that it's quite secured, in some way, compared to graudating from other universities.
Besides that, you need to make sure that you're really interested in economics, as it is quite a dry subject.
All the best !
i quite disagree with apple_dot's opinion...econs is the same,where ever u learn it...besides,it depends on your results.if u graduate with a lower CGPA from a uni in uk,u might not secure a job as fast as a graduate with a higher CGPA from a local uni,say University malaya....but,that doesnt mean that CGPA is all that counts..i believe that proficiency in english helps,what more,it's a course where you'll later deal with corporate figures..
but,i admit that interest is VERY important..it helps u to stay focus
If econs is the same in every institution, why in the world people are aiming to get into LSE or other top schools?Originally Posted by Jhuen
yes, u may be learning the same thing, but whether the graduates are the same cannot be said. The fact that u entered these schools indicates that u are good. That is why we see many of these graduates get head-hunted, the opportunities search for them and rarely the other way round.
even Anushree wants to take economics....